Optimus Ride, Boston, MA


About Optimus Ride
Optimus Ride is a self-driving vehicle startup working to enable safe, sustainable, and equitable mobility solutions. Our mission is to transform cities and pave the way for a more sustainable future through the introduction of self-driving technologies.

Optimus Ride headquarters are located in the Boston Seaport District. Our team hails from a diverse set of backgrounds, and cumulatively has decades of experience building self-driving vehicles, electric vehicles, manufacturing robots, surgical robots, autonomous drones, underwater robots, and more. We aim for a highly collaborative, hands-on, and open environment where peers learn from each other while building technologies for real-world environments.

Transportation is for everyone, and we create a better product when our team reflects our users. We constantly strive for a culture where under-indexed groups are welcome and can flourish.

The Role
We are looking for a Controller to support the Finance team in building a scalable accounting and finance operations infrastructure. You will own the general accounting processes and help manage incoming and outgoing cash flows in an efficient, controlled manner.


  • Conduct day-to-day accounting operations, including GL management, cost accounting, inventory accounting, revenue recognition, and reconciliations
  • Manage the procure-to-pay process and ensure that accounts payable are paid on time
  • Manage the order-to-cash process and ensure that accounts receivable are collected promptly
  • Coordinate the annual budgeting and quarterly forecasting processes
  • Assist in preparation of financial statements for internal and external reporting
  • Develop and maintain a documented system of accounting policies, procedures, and controls
  • Coordinate the provision of information to external auditors for annual audits
  • Oversee tax planning and compliance processes, including the accurate and timely completion of all corporate income tax returns


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field
  • 4+ years of overall combined Accounting and Finance experience
  • Solid understanding of GAAP and financial statements
  • Ability to effectively balance multiple priorities
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Flexible and collaborative work style with ability to thrive in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment
  • CPA


  • CPA/CMA strongly preferred
  • Experience in high technology companies
  • Experience with Netsuite
Optimus Ride provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Benefits and Working Environment
At Optimus Ride, we strive to support our employees by offering competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits and a world class working environment that is centered around the team. We nurture creativity and provide expansive opportunities for growth and development.

About Optimus Ride

Optimus Ride Inc. is an MIT spinoff company based in Boston, MA that develops technologies to enable efficient, sustainable, and equitable mobility solutions. We are designing a fully autonomous (level 4) system for electric vehicle fleets. We combine over 30 years of interdisciplinary university research in self‑driving technologies (DARPA Urban Challenge), electric vehicles (CityCar), and Mobility-on-Demand Systems. The team includes a decade of industrial and entrepreneurial experience that combines manufacturing robots, urban design, and shared vehicle fleet management.

Optimus Ride

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